Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's the Birthermercial.

The infamous birther conspiracy movement has now spawned a late night infomerical. The woderful Rachel Maddow takes 'em on:

Monday, September 28, 2009

Zoot Woman's Memory

Here's a pretty cool pretty new pretty video for Zoot Woman's Memory. Boy-remembers-girl.
Polaroids + Animations + Heartbreak + Cute Couple = Indie Cliché Bingo.
But still witty and good. Like the tune as well.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wow, White Middle-Aged Males Do Not Need Maternity Care.

Dialog of the day from Feministing:

[US Senator John] Kyl: "I don't need maternity care" in my benefits package.
[US Senator Debbie] Stabenow fires back: "I think your mom probably did."

Yeah.. This also shows how incredibly 'valid' the claim was that women/people of color, e.g. "wise Latinas", speak from a heavily biased position but white, Middle-aged men are totally neutral in their thoughts and decisions.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Birthday, Boss.

Bruce Springsteen turned 60 today. Apparently he celebrated by performing Born to Run in its entirety on the eve of his birthday. What a way to turn 60.
Here is an amazing performace of "Lost in the Flood", one of my favorites from his first album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J..

It's All A Bit Too Much For Ol' Copyboy.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Psychedelic Zombie Mummies from Outer Space Love Geometric Shapes!

Portugal. the Man released a new video for "Do You".

Portugal. the Man - Do You from Ryan Rothermel on Vimeo.

Weird. Wonderful!

Update: Kanye and i have something in common now..

Monday, September 14, 2009

San Francisco: The Literary City

A map of San Francisco filled with literary quotes refering to the city or a district in the city. Awesome.
More at Strange Maps and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Fata morganas
of empty vessels.

Ought to bring
precious gold from
coast to coast -
instead rotting
on the vast ocean floor.

Failed remnants of
wood and water.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

To Work a Crowd.

Al Franken, former comedian and author, now the Junior Democratic Senator for Minnesota, actually managed to have a calm, intelligent, constructive, productive discussion on health care with a group of tea party protesters.


Monday, September 7, 2009

In the Summertime.

A glass of red wine. The window wide open, the last summer night breeze. Remembering the smell of fresh cut grass and hot blacktop. A special person on the phone. This song on the stereo.
The only way to end this summer.

The daytrotter version is even more beautiful.
Rural Alberta Advantage - In the Summertime

The Library of Guantanamo.

The prison on Guantanamo Bay has a library of 13,500 books. The list of books that are most requested is surprisingly... normal.

1. Harry Potter books, J.K Rowling.
Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes.
Dreams From My Father, Barack Obama

Could be any city library, really.

More at marbury.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

All Is Love.

So this is the (first) single from the OST of the upcoming Where the Wild Things Are movie.
Charming. Sounds like Tilly and the Wall and Arcade Fire were in the same children's choir conducted by Karen O.

Karen O. & the Kids - All Is Love